Madrid in the Rain

  • Madrid con lluvia. Plaza Mayor
  • Palacio Real

We've prepared two itineraries for you to make the most of the city without getting wet. The first one takes you around the wonderful area known as Hapsburg Madrid (Madrid de los Austrias), which includes the Royal Palace and San Miguel Market. The second route starts at the Bernabéu Stadium and takes in the Archeological Museum and City Hall:


1. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium - 2. National Museum of Natural Sciences​ - 3. ABC Serrano shopping centre - 4. Wax Museum - 5. National Archaeological Museum - 6. Casa de América - 7. CentroCentro - 8. National Museum of Decorative Arts - 9. Naval Museum - 10. Espacio Fundación Telefónica - 11. Primark


1. Casa Diego - 2. Plaza Mayor - 3. Chocolatería San Ginés - 4. La Almudena Cathedral - 5. Royal Palace - 6. Teatro Real opera house - 7. San Miguel Market


Back up plans for rainy days

A large part of Madrid’s history has been witnessed by the marble tabletops of its coffee shops which, since the start of the 19th century, have enriched cultural life in the capital by hosting regular philosophical debates.

Commercial centre that revolutionises the physical and online shopping experience, with the presence of traditional and emerging national and international firms, in the heart of the Gran Via.

Look out for museums tucked away in old mansions and ancestral homes offering an intimate glimpse into history.

Learn and have fun in Madrid. Museums are full of secrets for children. Find the closest one on our map!

If you like a challenge, then get ready to battle your way out of one of Madrid's locked rooms in less than an hour!  

Discover the 17th and 18th century Baroque style in the Churches of Madrid.

Madrid offers the country's biggest selection of cinemas showing films in their original language.

Places designed for all the family to visit for kids to enjoy themselves and adults to relax.  

Don't miss

Discover in this recently opened museum the world of optical illusions, where nothing is what it seems. Very close to the Puerta del Sol.

Learn about the history of science and Man in Madrid’s science museums.

A unique underground tourist route to discover the attractions that the Metro hides.

Enjoy the performing arts at Madrid’s many theatres, stages and concert halls.

If you want to learn to cook like Madrid's top chefs, sign up for a cooking course while you're in town.

From flamenco shows, cutting-edge plays and gravity-defying circus acts to the staging of operatic masterpieces and Spanish operettas, Madrid has something for all tastes.

Contemporary spaces hosting the latest avant-garde theatre shows and exhibitions.

Fashion, luxury, and gastronomy all come together in this exclusive shopping centre, close to Puerta del Sol.

Discover the history of football through original kits worn by some of the best players at this one-of-a-kind museum right beside Puerta del Sol.

New immersive and interactive museum that showcases the latest advances in artificial intelligence applied to art, on the Gran Vía.


An immersive experience to get your endorphins pumping in the centre of Madrid.

Just as they did back then, these establishments with over a century of history still put a smile on our faces, especially at Christmas when they become even more magical.

  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • Check out which exhibitions are currently showing in Madrid, Spain, a city whose art scene knows few rivals.  

    Exhibitions in Madrid
  • Dropit! 1
  • Discounts on museums and transport. Find out how to save time and money during your stay in Madrid.

    Tourist Passes
  • Madrid City Card
  • Restaurantes y tabernas centenarias de Madrid a través de sus platos de otoño-invierno - Casa Botin


  • Madrileños love their chocolate, especially when it's served piping hot with a few crunchy churros to dip into it.

    Confectioners' and Chocolate Shops
  • Chocolaterías y bombonerías
  • Discover some of the shops around the city that are designed especially for small children.

    Shops for Children
  • Tiendas para niños y niñas - Circo Kids
  • A selection of one-of-a-kind moments and experiences that you can only enjoy in Madrid. Come and share them with us!

    Things you can only do in Madrid
  • Solamente en Madrid


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.